Mafia Hitmen: New York’s Notorious East Harlem Purple Gang
A string of grisly murders terrorized New York City in the 1970s. A rogue sect of Mob hitmen known as the East Harlem Purple Gang emerged as a violent force closely linked to the New York Mafia’s Five Families. As law enforcement struggled to track down the killers, the Purple Gang’s vicious tactics became a media obsession. Veteran Mob historian Scott Deitche will provide stories and insights about the East Harlem Purple Gang and reflect on those who remain at large today.
A book signing will follow this program in the courtroom. Pre-order your signed copy of Hitmen: The Mafia, Drugs, and the East Harlem Purple Gang.
Scott M. Deitche is an author specializing in organized crime and the Mafia. Scott has written eight books and over 50 articles on organized crime for local and national magazines and newspapers. He has been featured on History Channel, A&E, Discovery Channel, AHC, C-Span, and Oxygen Network. In addition, he has also appeared on dozens of local and national news shows, as well as over 40 radio programs. His latest book is Hitmen: The Mafia, Drugs, and the East Harlem Purple Gang.